FX renews What We Do In The Shadows for season 3!
After two highly acclaimed seasons for its cable network, FX has chosen to greenlight a third season of What We Do In The Shadows, the series adaptation of the Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi written/directed mockumentary, according to Deadline.
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What We Do in the Shadows relies on the 2014 vampire mockumentary film of the same name that follows a group of vampires (Taika Waititi, Clement, Jonathan Brugh, Ben Fransham) who live together in modern-day Wellington, New Zealand as they move through the mundane tasks of everyday life and of rooming with other people, as well as earning a vampire (Cori Gonzalez-Macuer) just turned from the group.
“We are incredibly happy that critics and audiences are all in on Shadows,” Nick Grad, President, Original Programming, FX Entertainment said in a statement. “Week in and week out, the producers, writers, and our amazing cast continue to make one of the funniest and best comedy series on TV. ”
The 10-episode second season is scheduled to premiere on the following day on Hulu and April 15 on FX. The premiere includes the first two episodes, followed by a new episode each week that is succeeding.
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The series is written and executive-produced Clement and by Waititi. It stars Matt Berry (The IT Crowd), Kayvan Novak (Early Man), Natasia Demetriou (Year Friends) and Harvey Guillen (The Magicians).
Season 2 are also incorporating Star Wars alum Mark Hamill, who is the latest big name that’s set to make an appearance in the series with the first season comprising guest-stars that included Dave Bautista, Evan Rachel Wood, Danny Trejo, Wesley Snipes, Paul Rubens, and Tilda Swinton, who all played vampire roles.
Season 2’s official synopsis reads:“Over the course of the season, the vampires will attempt to locate their way in a world of human Super Bowl parties, internet trolls, an energy vampire who gets a promotion and becomes drunk on power and needless to say, all the ghosts, witches, necromancers, zombies and shadowy cloaked assassins who roam freely in the Tri-State region. Is Guillermo destined to be a vampire hunter or a vampire? Or maybe only a familiar for the rest of his life?”
The renewal comes ahead of the June 10 finale of its second season, with the cable network revealing that the episodes this year are averaging 3.2 million total viewers across linear and digital platforms, including FX on Hulu, in the first six episodes, which marks a 25 percent growth in viewership compared to its first year.
The film became an international cult classic, propelling Clement and Waititi into the spotlight as actors, writers, and directors and earned rave reviews from critics upon release. Since its release, the film has had multiple continuations in evolution, with a sequel set on the group of werewolves seen in the film led by Anton (Rhys Darby, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) still in active development, as well as a procedural comedy series based on the cops found in the film as they encounter paranormal events around Wellington.